Author Archives: Billy Ferguson

About Billy Ferguson

I am a Junior film and video studies major. This is my 6th semester at the Fourth Estate. I started as Graphics Editor as a freshman. Last year, I was the Art Director. Currently, I am the Online Director of the organization. This means that I coordinate the multimedia and social sections of Fourth Estate and manage the website.

General Manager of EagleBank Arena to retire

Barry Geisler retiring in January after 34 years at Mason BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI, STAFF WRITER After working as the general manager of EagleBank Arena for 34 years, Barry Geisler is set to retire Jan. 2, 2020. Geisler’s responsibilities at the…

Sustainability at the Forefront of Mason’s New Initiative

Over 500 faculty join Mason’s new Institute for a Sustainable Earth BY BRAD BRYNE, STAFF WRITER Over 500 new faculty members have joined Mason’s Institute for a Sustainable Earth, which is focused on tackling climate and environmental issues concerning the…

A Major Decision in the Mind of an Undecided Student

BY SHERRY KIM, STAFF WRITER The moment I set foot onto campus, as a freshman, I was absolutely lost. Although it’s true that I got lost trying to find the Nguyen Engineering Building from the other side of campus, I…

Gun Confiscation is Mainstream Democrat Policy – It Won’t Work

BY SEAN HELWIG, CONTRIBUTOR America’s gun debate is frequently ruled by emotion on both sides. One of the left’s most common talking points is to ridicule conservatives’ fears of gun confiscation as irrational fearmongering. Recent events have demonstrated that gun…

Menstruation Stigma Has to End. Period.

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC, CONTRIBUTOR In Kenya, a 14-year-old girl started her period for the first time in the middle of a school day. Later that day, she killed herself.  The Daily Nation, a local newspaper, reported that on Sept. 6…

Why the US Constitution is the Greatest Human Document

BY ALEX MADAJIAN, CONTRIBUTOR Did you know that Sept. 17–23 is Constitution Week? On September 17, 1787 our founding fathers bequeathed us the greatest legal writing ever penned to paper. But why does it matter now? That was over 200…

Why Thrift Shopping Should Be Your Main Fashion Outlet

BY CHRISTINA O’FARRELL, CONTRIBUTOR I’ve had my fair share of trips to Forever 21, H&M, Pacsun and all the other big-name, fast- fashion stores at the mall. You could go through my wardrobe and find many of those brands folded…

War Is War, Hell Is Hell

BY SAMUEL FELDHOUSEN, CONTRIBUTOR A grand and terrible myth of the video gaming industry is that video games cause violence — and it isn’t hard to understand why.  Many mainstream games include hyperviolence and extreme gore as a major draw,…